A kidnapped lecturer of the Abia State University, Uturu, Don Chris Afulike of the Department of Mass Communication has regained his freedom.
Afulike and another lecturer, Rev. Professor S. O. Eze of the Department of Industrial Chemistry and a Methodist Minister were among others kidnapped by gunmen while travelling for a prayer camp meeting to Item in Bende Local Government Area of the state.
Afulike reunited with his family after he escaped from the kidnappers’ den, The Nation reports.
A source, who pleaded anonymity said the lecturer found his way to Ihube Okigwe before help could come his way to unite with his family.
According to the source, the Mass Communication lecturer escaped the kidnappers den in the middle of the night while they were asleep.
“We learnt that they were kept around Okigwe as he was said to have found his way to Ihube Okigwe after he escaped from their custody.
“We haven’t been able to reach him, but he (Afulike) has been reunited with his family,” the source said.
Professor S. O Eze is said to still be in the custody of the abductors.
It was not clear if any ransom has been demanded by the kidnappers for the release of the victims.